Effecting Change: Learning from the Experience of Oberstown

15 February 2022

The Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development (ACJRD) are seeking to promote an upcoming event Effecting Change: Learning from the experience of Oberstown.

Event Details:

Set to take place on March 3rd from 2-3.30pm, this forthcoming event will centre on Oberstown Children Detention Campus, looking at key learnings from recent studies on the campus and in relation to the wider view of the Irish justice system.

This event sees the ACJRD collaborate with Professor Ursula Kilkelly, Chairperson of the Board of Management, Oberstown Children Detention Campus, and Pat Bergin, former Director of Oberstown Children Detention Campus, and current Head of Service, National Forensic Mental Health Service, to deliver the online seminar “Effecting Change: Learning from the experience of Oberstown”.

Professor Kilkelly and Pat Bergin will present the key messages from the work documented in their recent publication “Advancing the rights of children in detention; A model for international reform”, and will discuss with participants how this model might be replicated elsewhere in Ireland’s criminal justice system.

Who are the ACJRD?

The ACJRD, a resident Carmichael organisation seeks to promote reform, development and effective operation of the criminal justice system. We have featured many of their events in the past, much to huge success thanks to their passion and hard work.

They do so primarily by ‘providing a forum where experienced personnel can discuss ways of working in an informal setting’, as well as by ‘promoting study and research in the field of criminal justice and by promoting the highest standards of practice by professionals associated with criminal justice’.

Booking & Contact Details:

This seminar will be chaired by Dr. Mary Rogan, Associate Professor in Law, Trinity College Dublin. Book your free place for this event here. You can keep up to date with all news from ACJRD on their website here. Also, they’re on social media too; find their Twitter here, and LinkedIn here.